The media team of prince Abiodun Campaign Organisation (ACO) has urged Governor Ibikunle Amosun to allow the supremacy of the party to prevail regarding the candidature of Prince Dapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Ogun state as declared by the Muhammed Indabawa – led primary Committee for the state.
ACO also advised Amosun to face the reality that his preferred man, Hon. Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade, has lost the party’s ticket and thus imbibes the spirit of sportsmanship and party politics demands that losers accept their losses and join hands with Abiodun to serve the larger interest of the party and the good people of Ogun state.
The media team in a statement by Olamide Lawal, he claimed that the national leaders of APC, including President Muhammadu Buhari, have convened series of meetings to appease Amosun to move on and accept the rightful winner of the party’s ticket, alleging however, that the governor in his own volition refuses to yield to the party’s directives to accept the decision of the National Working Committee(NWC) in line with the constitution of APC.
The statement reads: “We have again received a news credited to the governor of Ogun state, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun where he vows that he has not accepted Prince Dapo Abiodun as the winner of the APC gubernatorial primary.
“It is no more news to the good people of Ogun state that Prince Dapo Abiodun is the APC gubernatorial candidate in the State having polled the highest number of votes in a freely and fairly contested direct primary election as announced by the Electoral Panel sent in by the National Working Committee of the party.
“The committee was led by Mr Muhammed Indabawa, a retired commissioner of Police with a distinguished record of service. With the general elections fast approaching, the governor has failed to unite the party in preparation for the huge task ahead.
“This is because his preferred successor lost the party’s ticket. The spirit of sportsmanship and party politics demands that losers accept their losses and join hands with the winner to serve the larger interest of the party and the society.
“There have been efforts on the part of state and national leaders of the party to forge a common front in preparation for the victory of the party at the general elections but the governor has consistently made attempts to frustrate the reconciliatory efforts of the party leaders because he wants to install his successor by all means.
“It is on record that national leaders of the party including President Muhammadu Buhari, have convened series of meetings to appease the governor to move on and accept the rightful winner of the party’s ticket.
“The governor in his own volition and wishes, refuses to yield to the party’s directives to accept the decision of the NWC in line with the constitution of the party, APC.
We cannot turn down the people’s will having elected Dapo Abiodun as their flag bearer and it is time we move on in preaching the gospel of Dapo Abiodun to the good people of Ogun state who have all been yearning to see him in the exalted seat.
“Abiodun as an entrepreneur who has provided over 10,000 direct and 250,000 indirect jobs to the people has become the toast of many residents of Ogun state and they can’t wait to have him as their next governor.
“The acumen of Abiodun in building and maintaining businesses for over three decades has become a selling point which many citizens of the state have seen as a means that can move the state forward and increase its IGR for more infrastructural development, human capital development and better living conditions of the people.
“It is in this view that we call on all stakeholders in Ogun state to join hands and let’s move our dear state forward so as to secure a better future for the coming generations.”